Crime Beef

Here's a link to a courtroom story from one of my favorite local writers:

Reasonable Doubt

Aside from this being a fantastic account of our awe inspiring judicial/jury process, I am struck by the comment from the character 'Ms. Straightened Hair':

"Ms. Straightened Hair shifted in her seat. You know, if they'd put the resources into just a few a month to get a solid conviction a lot of this nonsense would stop. I live on the North Side, I wish they'd just do it a few times."

How true. Police and investigators have a lot of room for improvement in this town.

I have never been selected to sit on a jury, nor have I even been interviewed by the prosecutors or defense. But if I do, I hope I have the clairvoyant presence to think and act the way this jury did.